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Validating the GRE Analytical Ability Measure Against Faculty Ratings of Analytical Reasoning Skills GREB GRE

Enright, Mary K.; Powers, Donald E.
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ETS Research Report
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Graduate Record Examinations Board, Achievement Rating, Critical Thinking, GRE Analytical Ability Measure, Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), Logical Thinking, Rating Scales, Test Validity


However, the verbal measure was, on average, more highly correlated with faculty ratings of students' analytical skills than was the analytical measure. This suggests that faculty ratings of students' analytical skills may have been influenced by students' verbal reasoning skills. This failure to find unequivocal evidence of discriminant validity of the ratings may reflect problems with the ratings, with the way in which faculty rated students, or with the discriminant validity of the analytical measure. A recommendation was made to continue research on the development of these scales.

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